It’s been a busy few month for Rutgers athletics, as new facilities continue to be built and signs of improvement from several programs have brought even more optimism towards the future. Rutgers released a video on Wednesday featuring Athletic Director Pat Hobbs discussing all that is going on around campus and within his department. The voice of Rutgers football, Chris Carlin, led the conversation with Hobbs, as the two toured the construction site of the RJWBarnabas Health Performance Center.
While there isn’t anything necessarily new disclosed in this video, it’s another example of the transparency and outreach that has now become commonplace within the athletic department under Hobbs’ leadership. Remember friends, it was less than three years ago the future of Rutgers athletics was in a far different place and with little direction moving things forward. The state of the department is infinitely improved and it all goes back to the arrival of Hobbs. Perhaps the most refreshing aspect of his tenure has been his focus on ALL Rutgers sports, not just football and basketball. Launching a national search this week for a new gymnastics coach is just the latest example. However, his ability to drive financial support to improve facilities, especially for those revenue driving sports, has been impressive in such a short period of time.
The future continues to look better by the day, as Rutgers begins to climb up the Big Ten standings in multiple sports. Watch this video to get Hobbs’ take on how things are progressing in his third year on the banks.